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WHUT
Jan 23, 2013 7:30am EST
his power at home. the country's economy is stagnant. most people subsist on a minimum amount of food. authorities use these launches and nuclear tests to calm these people. north korea is a great country. they even separate them, as we saw last month. as time goals on, kim's scientists and engineers will gain more knowledge and his military will become more powerful. diplomats need to use talks to counter that. and they need to encourage chinese officials to be more active in the process. >> all right. thanks, kengo. >>> voters in israel have the ruling right wing bloc now has fewer seats in the the 120-member kanesset. centrist parties and an extreme right-wing parties made gains. vote-counting is nearly finished. the right-wing bloc led by the likud party won the highest number of seats. it will take about 30, down from the 42 it held before the vote. >> translator: thank you for giving me the chance to lead israel for a third time. we must form as large a coalition as possible. i've already started on this mission tonight. >> the centrist yeshitit or there is a future party, and a
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
the euro zone economy will recover more slowly than previously expected. the imf's growth forecast for the united states is 2%. that's as long as the country contains its fiscal crisis including the debt ceiling and fiscal growth. the imf has mained growth outlook for the japanese economy for 1.2% this year. they were warned about the risks of accumulating debt without consolidation measures. >> when the countries start with ray otio of debt to gdp, in bot cases it's much above. we vowed a clear plan for fiscal consolidation over the next five, ten years, it seems to many to be quite dangerous to increase the fiscal deficit. >> the u.s. house of representatives have agreed to raise the debt ceiling until may 18th. the bill will prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. the bill passed the house on wednesday after the republican majority changed its stance. republicans said they would not approve the bill unless the government made more cuts to social programs. republicans had public criticism that they were not consider the markets on a financial default. john boehner said to
WHUT
Jan 24, 2013 7:30am EST
the world's largest economy after u.s. legislators passed a bill to extend the debt ceiling. we are seeing dollar/yen at 89.61. market players say news of north korea's possible nuclear testing also fueled geo political concerns. the euro is strong at 119.46. >>> the japanese government has finalized a guideline for compiling next year's budget. it is designed to keep new bond issues to a minute mum. members of the cabinet and the council of economic and fiscal policy approved the plan. the proposal for the fiscal year that starts in april includes the government's latest economic stimulus. priority is put on cutting wasteful spending and also requires the budget to focus on two key areas, that's reconstruction work from the 2011 disaster and sectors with sustainable or promising growth. now the guidelines urge a 50% reduction in the primary balance deficit by fiscal 2015. that's aimed at clearing a milestone towards counter fiscal health. the governor will decide its draft budget on tuesday next week. >>> japan's ruling coalition parties have been talking about tax as the basis for
WHUT
Jan 29, 2013 7:30am EST
numbers and determine how the u.s. economy is doing. euro/yen 104.7 to 50. >>> japanese workers may have a few more yen in their pockets if union leaders get their way. labor and business leaders are discussing a proposed wage hike. >> translator: a wage increase is a way to ending deflation. it's time for businesses to invest in human resources and not cut corners with workers earnings. >> koga asked for an increase of wages much 1%. he said raises based on seniority should continue. the leader of the business federation opposed the union's demand. he said labor leaders are ignoring the reality of today's business climate. >> translator: this year workers and managers need to share a sense of crisis. we need to have constructive discussion. it's critical for us to do so, to ensure businesses survive and grow. people need stable employment. >> he said the current economic situation leaves no room for raising wages across the board. he said struggling firms may be forced to postpone or even cut regular raises. >>> manufacturers have long been seen as leaders of japanese industry, but
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
credit woes continue to weigh on the global economy. officials announce on tuesday that nearly 200 million people worldwide were jobless in 2012. that's an increase of more than 4 million from the previous year. officials say unemployment grew not only in western countries but also in east asia and the middle east. nay say european debt problems affected emerging economies by hurting trade. youth unemployment is also on the rise. people aged 15 to 24 are counted for over a third of the tot number. officials are urging governments to boost job training programs for young people. looking ahead officials say global unemployment will continue to rise this year to over 220 million. they site the sluggish global economic recovery as a reason. south korean journalts have voted toyota motors camry car of the year. representatives from the japanese automaker collected the trophy for the u.s. built sedan at a ceremony in seoul. the journalists praised the cars price competitiveness. it beat 44 models introduced last year including vehicles by bmw. toyota executives we began shipping cars fro
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
natural resources but japan's sluggish economy forced its leaders to cut oda. they slashed it to less than half of what it was at its peak in the 1990s. however, they're determined to maintain a presence so they've come up with a new strategy. nhk world explains. >> reporter: senegal, western africa. for years, a japanese government agency called the japan international cooperation agency, has provided aid to the country. last year in this village, japan installed a system to purify water. the program helped. the system uses water. even though this is a project, a private company does the filtering free of charge. >> tasty. >> translator: now we don't get sick after drinking water. >> reporter: at the moment, the group is working on the aid project with private companies. until recently, the agency planned the projects. then it commissioned private companies to carry them out. but the japanese government pays the bill. under the new system, it's the company that does all the planning. jica pays up to $560,000 in research fees. the other company pace the costs. they want to make sure i
WHUT
Jan 25, 2013 7:30am EST
economy back on track, in particular battling years of deflation here. you can imagine really on the defensive today refuting claims of currency manipulation made by germany's leader. this came after germany's chancellor said japan's easing monetary measures could devalue the yen. the finance minister denied the accusation. >> translator: japan is pursuing bold economic measures to pull the country out of deflation, not to manipulate the currency. >> the japanese currency is trading at its weakest level in two years and seven months. he said this is a sign that excessive strength of the yen is being corrected now. economic revitalization minister also said he in tends to seek more understanding regarding japan's financial policy at the annual meeting of the world economic forum. he's taking part in the meeting from saturday. >>> meanwhile the head of the bank of japan stressed the central bank will continue promoting seamless and powerful monetary easing. the governor gave an address in tokyo on friday pep said an inflation target and mormon tear easing to achieve it are needed becau
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 7:30am EST
japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to be maintained in the future. following the meeting prime minister and revital minister reported on the release of the joint statement to prime minister abe at his office. >> translator: the government strongly hopes the bank of japan will a monetary easing policy in order to achieve the goal. >> translator: the bank of japan believes it is important to realize sustainable growth by overcoming deflation at an early stage and achieving price stability. it is vital to strengthen our ties with the government if we are to jointly achieve our ames. >> translat
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
economy will grow 2.5% in the coming fiscal year. that's due to stimulus measures and a global economic recovery. a large scale economic package will push up the gross domestic product. they forecast a moderate global economic recovery will lift corporate sentiment and boost spending on plant and equipment. the officials expect people will rush to make more purchases including things like houses before a plant consumption tax hike in april 2014. the government has concluded that the economy will expand 5 2.5% in real terms and 2.7% in nominal terms. based on the assumption that prices will pick up modestly the government projects nominal growth will exceed real growth for the first time in 16 years. the dollar is gaining further ground against the yen. earlier it hit a high. now it's changing hands to 39 yen. traders have seen rates drop to a five-year low. that's provided a brighter outlook for the american economy. the consumer price index dropped in december for a second month running as well. the euro is trading higher and that's being quoted at 120.77 to 79 against the yen
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
concerns persist over the eurozone economy. they're celebrating the 50th anniversary of reconciliation. the elysee treaty was signed in 1963. commemorative events were held tuesday in britain -- in berlin, that is. french and german ministers held a joint cabinet meeting in the city. german chancellor angela america 8 and french president francois hollande made a statement together in parliament to emphasize their ties. they say they're determined to boost cooperation to help europe overcome its challenges. merkel said germany and france will soon make joi proposals to deepen economic integration in the eu. >>> the european debt crisis has revealed rifts between member countries. but merkel and hollande say they hope the celebrations will highlight the e.u.'s ties. >>> and now let's get a check on markets. first taking a look at the currencies, the dollar is lower against the yen as traders are taking profits following the recent advance. the dollar against the yen changing hands at 88.74-76. the u.s. currency was trading at the 89-yen level before the bank of japan announcements. market pl
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to be maintained in the future. following the boj meeting, central bank governor and the finance minister aso reported on the release of the joint statement to prime minister abe at his office. >> translator: the government strongly hopes the bank of japan will continue to promote a strong monetary easing policy in order to achieve the goal. >> translator: the bank of japan believes it is important to realize sustainable growth by overcoming deflation at an early stage and achieving p
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
steady pace since he returned to office last month, retooling the economy, revising foreign policy and reviewing national defense. now he's taken time to pause and sum up his vision for the country. abe spoke before the diet for the first time since his liberal democratic party took power. the prime minister said the economy is his top priority. he noted deflation and the strong yen are shaking japanese people's belief that working hard will bring rewards. >> translator: i will restore a strong economy and unshakable determination. i will press ahead with my three areas of economic policy, bold monetary measures, a fiscal policy and a growth strategy that induces private investment. >> abe urged lawmakers to swiftly pass extra budget bills for the current fiscal year to pay for stimulus measures. he said his spending measures won't go on forever and that he aims to achieve healthy public finances. the prime minister then turned his attention to diplomacy and national security. he said japanese and u.s. leaders should strengthen their alliance to restore the tight bond their countries o
KCSMMHZ
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> india is asia's third largest economy but growth is slowing. now the country is taking further steps to stimulate its flagging economy. good evening. they're lowering the interest rate to 7.75%. they made the decision at a policy meeting on tuesday and already implemented the measure. the bank kept the figure unchanged since april last year with the aim of holding inflation in check. the decrease nine months ago was the first one in three years. due to these efforts, inflation has been hovering about 7% since last october. economic growth on the other hand has slowed. the country's gdp growth remained at the 5% level for the first three quarters of last year. this has prompted businesses to urge the central bank to slash interest rates. the bank announced on tuesday that it will provide an appropriate interest rate environment to support growth as inflation risks lessen. >>> members of the japanese cabinet approved the biggest budget on record for 2013. it totals over $1 trillion. the draft budget reflects shinzo abe's determination to stimulate japanese government by boosting
KCSMMHZ
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
wider world. >> gillard said the emergence of strong, new economies is altering the balance of power in the region. she urged the united states and china to avoid any miscalculations over potential hotspots, referring to territorial disputes in the south china and east china seas. >> we remain optimistic about china around the united states to manage change in the region but it brings with it strategic competition as china's global interests expand. >> gillard called for the peaceful resolution of disagreements through dialogue using forums such as the east asia summit. she said australia would work closely other countries to help solve problems through diplomacy. >>> afghan security forces will take the lead in their own country. repeated insider attacks have damaged trust w suspicions rising on both sides, military come plaerpsd sending soldiers back to school for a some lessons in cultural tolerance. >> we should know the heroes we honor today will not have died in vain. amen. >> reporter: some 440 soldiers died last year in afghanistan. 61 were victims of insider attacks. that's
KCSMMHZ
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
, the philippine economy is finally emerging as one of the most exciting in asean. growth in the third quarter of 2012 was an impressive 7.1%. nearly matching the pace of china. filipinos who go overseas to work make valuable contributions to the nation's economy but more and more citizens are finding they're rich enough to go abroad but not for work, for fun. nhk world has more. >> reporter: the philippine capital, manila, is a city that's changing. the economy is booming and new opportunities abown. abound. as the nation's middle-class expands, so does personal consumption. but people aren't just buying things. they're going places, too. trips to japan reached a record at this travel agency last year. a vacation to japan used to be a dream for most people. but for the middle class, it's now a real possibility. in order to get more tourists to go to japan, this travel agency offers different types of tour packages to hokkaido, among many other places. the president of the company and her staff are busy planning new trips for spring. >> for this year we will concentrate on things that
Search Results 0 to 19 of about 20 (some duplicates have been removed)